Fireworks-related injuries are most common on July 4 and New Year’s Eve. Fireworks can cause death and serious injury, including burns, lacerations and foreign objects in the eye. Make the choice to protect yourself and your family from fireworks injuries.
- Never allow young children to handle fireworks
- Older children should only use fireworks under close, adult supervision
- Light fireworks outdoors in a clear area away from onlookers, houses and flammable materials.
- Do not allow any running or horseplay while fireworks are being used
- Do not try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks; douse and soak them with water and discard them safely
- Keep a bucket of water and garden hose nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don’t go off or in case of fire
- Make sure you, your kids, and other watch fireworks displays from a safe distance
- Call 911 immediately if someone is injured from fireworks
Have a safe and Happy Independence Day!